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Brotherly Love (2015)

R | | Drama | 24 April 2015 (USA)
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Set on the backdrop of Philadelphia's famed Overbrook High School, we track the lives of the nations number one high school basketball player Sergio Taylor as he deals with the early pressures of hood fame.


Jamal Hill


Jamal Hill
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Keke Palmer ... Jackie
Cory Hardrict ... June
Romeo Miller ... Sean
Eric D. Hill Jr. ... Sergio
Macy Gray ... Mrs. Taylor
Quincy Brown ... Chris Collins
Faizon Love ... Uncle Ron
Logan Browning ... Trina
Malik Yoba ... Overbrook Coach
Justin Martin ... Dez
Marc John Jefferies ... Bunch
Nafessa Williams ... Simone
Julito McCullum ... Kram
Chris Jarell ... Kid #3
Adam Ratcliffe ... Officer Williams


Set in West Philadelphia, born-and-raised basketball star Sergio Taylor deals with the early pressures of fame. Alongside older brother June, who lost his own hoop dreams to the streets to provide for the family after their father's death, and sister Jackie , whose own musical ambitions are sidetracked by love, Sergio faces life-altering decisions on the tough streets of Philly. Written by Liquid Soul

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Bryshere Y. Gray was considered for the role of Chris. See more »


Written by R. Berrain & B. Tennessee
Performed by Rye Rye & Say Wut
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The Time I Didn't Read A Review Before Watching The Movie
12 October 2016 | by traonahSee all my reviews

Are you serious?! I was SO not expecting that!

Going through Netflix the other night looking for a background distraction while cleaning, I came across this movie, Brotherly Love. I'm from Philly, so why not check it out?

Usually, I read about a movie before watching it. But, I read no synopsis, no reviews, and didn't care to know who was cast in this. Because the movie was just a distraction, I just hit the play and continued to clean.

And then it happened.

I stopped cleaning.

An unpredictable story line with an all-star cast kept me glued to the screen.

Great movies are simple in theory and challenging in execution. I imagine, to make a movie great, it requires two things: a good story and exceptional actors to tell it. This movie delivered on both.

----Who is this writer/director Jamal Hill? What else is he creating? How are there so many freakin' awesome actors in this ONE movie?!----

So, if you were wondering… no, I didn't finish my cleaning the other night. (I know you were wondering… yes, you were). Instead, I watched this movie, which had me thinking about it the next day, and the next, and the next.

We need more Mr. Hill. I'm just saying… we need more movies that command attention and that leave an impression. Very. Well. Done.

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Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Box Office


$1,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$246,902, 26 April 2015

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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